Bassetlaw District Council and Nottinghamshire Police are encouraging residents to stay safe whilst celebrating Halloween, and to be aware that even though Halloween is a time that many enjoy, not everybody likes to join in.
There are plenty of top-tips that you can follow to ensure that you and those around you are celebrating Halloween in a safe and fun way, including:
- Being careful whilst crossing roads.
- Trick-or-treating in a group, not alone.
- Letting an adult know when you are leaving or expected to return when you are going to a Halloween party or trick-or-treating.
- Respecting posters that ask that you do not trick-or-treat at their house.
- Keeping tricks fun – do not vandalise people’s properties and belongings. E.g. throwing eggs, flour.
- Opt for silent fireworks for the benefit of people’s pets.
- Be aware of unexpected callers around Halloween and beyond. Remember that official visitors should make an appointment beforehand and should not pressure you into purchasing goods or services. You can report any unexpected traders to Consumer Direct – 08454 040 506.
Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council said: “We want everyone in Bassetlaw to have a wonderful Halloween this year and to stay as safe as possible. We’re encouraging everyone to be responsible by looking out for yourself and those you’re celebrating with to make sure you don’t get into any truly scary situations.”
Sergeant Mark Talbot at Nottinghamshire Police said: “Halloween is enjoyed by many and we want to keep it that way by letting people know how they can stay safe. We hope that everyone will be respectful to others whilst they celebrate and would discourage any ‘tricks’ that may distress or inconvenience residents. Should you or someone you know be in any danger, do not hesitate to call the police on 999 for help.”
Businesses that will not be selling eggs to those under 16 around Halloween can download posters that explain this to display on the premises, and residents who would rather that people not trick-or-treat at their homes can download a poster to have in their windows from the Council’s website and social media.
Last Updated on Friday, June 16, 2023